Tuesday, April 26, 2016

Recent and Upcoming Conventions

Needed to catch up on my posting! Here's me in a Ka-Blam tshirt at Shortrun last year. 

And then me in my Ka-Blam tshirt at Emerald City.

Ka-Blam is the best place for old-style floppy comics, reprinted print-on-demand. The prices are almost the same as they were when we first printed those books, and the quality is superb. Paper is very white, and the inks are very black. Colors are great, too!

Pacific Northwest/Egyptian!
Now here are the table covers I'm going to be using at the Amazing Hawaii Comicon: done by hand with markers. They go both ways, so I can use one or the other depending on which end of the table I'm sharing. 

One of them is done in with Mexican styles in mind, the other with a mix of Northwest native and Egyptian. I think I'll use the Mexican one for Hawaii. 

Photos could be better, but you'll see them at shows.  

Sunday, March 20, 2016

Tuesday, March 8, 2016

Fearless Gets Best Treatment Now

Sammi is the red Norwegian Forest cat in the photo. Fearless is the cat who looks like a Chartreuse. Sammi has Fearless's sitty place, a milk crate and afghan by the stove. 

Fearless is beginning to show pain from something in her side - possibly her possible cancer. I made Sammi get on the couch. He's been getting all the special treatment because he has diabetes. We have to pay more attention to Fearless, now.

LATEST (March 13, 2016): 

Fearless couldn't get to the vet because of storms. 

BUT - it turns out her pain came from - who knows? - falling off a bed or something. She's much better, now. Dingbat.

Because of all the liquid in her lungs in her x-rays earlier in 2016, and some masses, there may be heart complications. Electrocardiogram for her, or tentatively, at least. We have to think about that - the trip to Seattle?

I dunno. Old cats. What do you do with them? Other than schoozle. 'em.

Friday, February 12, 2016

Clallam Bay - West End Map

Map of Clallam Bay and Sekiu
Here's the map I did for the local chamber of commerce. Now nobody has to try to describe how to get to Cape Flattery and find every park, bathroom and cup of coffee on the way. The reason there is no color is so customers can use provided color markers to plan their own route and itinerary.

Map of the Upper West End of the Olympic Peninsula
The map cost the Sekiu/Clallam Bay Chamber of Commerce $1500. I had no trouble with them paying their bills up front and on time.

The map is causing great joy in town. Four Chinese teenagers used pink markers to line out their trip, then found out about Clallam Bay's dragon dance - and came back to help celebrate. The Sunsets West Co-Op gave them pan lids and other noise-makers, and they joined in. What made them happiest was that Americans loved and made their own dragon dance.

It was like that moment that healed relations between the US and England when King George VI and Queen Elizabeth ate hot dogs with FDR. "They like our food!"

It doesn't take much to make people happy. Everybody wants a pad of them for their business or family. I told the chamber they should sell them. I made my money, now it's their turn.

But I'm beginning to get this sung at me: "Mapmaker, mapmaker make me a map!"

Monday, February 8, 2016

Sammi is our Darlin'

Our Sammi - 18 years old - has diabetes. It's been rough and up and down, but he's hanging in there.

Today he claimed the catfood-closet door by face-rubbing, and smacked Kiki (the calico fluffernutter) in the butt.

So, good hopes.

He has no blood, so it's hard to measure glucose levels, but we're trying. I just have to remember to rub his toes really well before taking blood for testing.

He's possibly a Norwegian Forest cat, so we think the name is after the Indigenous people of Scandinavia, otherwise known as Laplanders. He was captured feral as a young cat, and is finally getting over his fear of blankets.

Valentine's Day 2016

Happy Valentine's Day to all Mine Folks - with creatures vaguely wearing the themes of my books.

Tuesday, January 26, 2016

Donna Barr's Minions

You guys over on Facebook are at fault for this.

You ASKED for Minions, I give you Minions.

If you want a CMYK or BW or other copy of this to use on the tshirt or something, contact me at donnabarr01 at gmail dot com. 

Meanwhile, since this is only 150 dpi, go ahead and have fun with it.

And before anybody brings up "Despicable Me," I've had minions since forever. Including the Peach Pitts. You know who you are. And how little control I had over any of you. Rawr, in very deed.